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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support

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"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games

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As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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Peppermint OS 7 Linux Distribution Officially Released Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

softpedia: Release highlights of Peppermint OS 7 include a new version of the well-known Ice Site Specific Browser framework

DAISY: A Linux-compatible text format for the visually impaired

DAISY is a specialized text reader format that can be used for anything from textbooks to news articles.

Organize your movie and TV files with tinyMediaManager

tinyMediaManager is an open source media management tool that generates video file metadata.

How to install SuPHP on CentOS 7.2

 HowToForge: This improves the security of hosted websites as you can run the PHP scripts of each website under a different user.

Calibre 2.60 eBook Viewer Improves the Config Dialog for the Kobo Touch Driver

New features implemented in the Calibre 2.60 release include an improved configuration dialog for the driver that handles Kobo Touch ebook readers

7-Way Linux Distribution Comparison For Summer 2016

Phoronix: Given the recent releases of Fedora 24, Solus 1.2, and other GNU/Linux distribution updates, here is our latest performance testing roundabout of seven popular OS releases on the same Core i5 Skylake system.

Behind the new Fedora Developer Portal

Fedora Magazine: The main purpose of the portal is to serve developers (surprise!).

Apache Libcloud: The open-source cloud library to link all clouds together

ZDnet: Apache Libcloud, the leading cloud service interoperability library used by Amazon Web Services, Apache CloudStack, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, and VMware, has finally reached 1.0 status.

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Announcing the GamingOnLinux wallpaper competition

Tags:CompetitionI need a new wallpaper, and I would very much like one that in some way has GamingOnLinux branding on it. Here's your chance to shine…

The Wine Development Release 1.9.13 Is Now Available

Tags:Wine,Open Source,Beta The Wine team released today another development release of their software. Version 1.9.13 has many small changes…

FORCED SHOWDOWN now available on Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Steam,RPG,ActionThe developers of FORCED SHOWDOWN have emailed in to let us know that the deck building action twin-stick game is now available…

Two Worlds Epic Edition openworld action RPG now on GOG for Linux

Tags:Wine,RPG,GOG,Action GOG have now added in a Linux build for Two Worlds Epic Edition that requires Wine in order to function. I have no problem…

Nidhogg, the fencing action game is heading to Linux with a Beta

Tags:Action,Beta,Coming Soon,Humble Store,SteamNidhogg is a rather popular little action gaming about what look like stick figures doing some…

Join me at 7:45PM UTC for the weekly Linux gaming livestream, also helpers needed

Tags:Video,LivestreamAs announced previously by Samsai he is temporarily leaving us for his mandatory army training, so I will be taking the…

The future of the Friday Livestream and my other GOL work

Tags:Site InfoJust to make sure that everyone is getting an unreasonable amount of big announcements today, I am making one of my own concerning the…

The work to bring Banished over to OpenGL is still going on

Tags:Coming Soon,Simulation,Steam,Strategy The developer of Banished has written up another blog post about porting Banished to OpenGL for the Mac…

And so it begins, the Steam Summer Sale is here

Tags:Game Sale,Steam Open up those wallets, as the Steam Summer Sale is now upon us. Already some cracking deals to be found. Steam will be up and…

Europa Universalis IV celebrates Midsummer and a million copies sold with a free music DLC

Tags:DLC,Sandbox,Steam,StrategyThe Linux-friendly Swedish developers are celebrating a million copies of Europa Universalis IV sold with a collection…

The Long Dark survival game updated with a new skills and feats system

Tags:Survival,Steam,Sandbox,Early AccessThe Long Dark is probably one of the nicest survival games available on Linux right now, it's cold, it's…

After a truly long time, the level editor for the sadistic 'Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number' is ready!

Tags:Steam,Action As you saw in the above video, the level editor was announced to come along with the game for its release. Though, Hotline Miami 2:…

Escape from a relentless horde in 'SWARMRIDERS', a FREE cyberpunk twin stick shooter, some thoughts

Tags:Steam,Initial Thoughts,Indie Game,Free Game,Arcade,ActionSWARMRIDERS is the perfect example of minimalism in gaming well executed. After you…

The Wardrobe: A pop culture point & click adventure game for Linux

Tags:Adventure,Greenlight,Indie Game,Point & Click,Press Release,SteamThe Wardrobe is a 2D point & click game inspired by the great 90s…

XCOM 2 - Alien Hunters thoughts, prepare to get frustrated

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Initial Thoughts,DLC So I've been playing through XCOM 2 again, but now with the Alien Hunters DLC enabled and my god it's…